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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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Our Golden State Ale is a Belgian-style golden ale, brewed in homage to our home state with toasted poppy seeds. It’s our quaffable summer beer, light on the palate with a crisp poppy zing to finish. 6.4% ABV


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Theis (13801) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2012
Draught at Ølbaren. Clear golden - white head. Apples. Yeasty. Hay. Sweetness. Phenols. Banana. Candy. Plain. Too yeasty.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tia (1010) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Can. Cloudy golden with ample foamy head. Very sweet smell with honey and candy apple. Very sweet flavor as well. Hangs around.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5288) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Sampled on 1/1/2012. This Belgian ale pours a slightly cloudy medium orange color from a 16oz can. Medium sized white foamy head with decent retention and nice lacing. The aroma is fruity and sweet, peaches and apricots, some apples. A medium to light bodied Belgian style ale. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are herbal and earthy. Decent carbonation. Not sue I notice the poppy seeds, except perhaps a touch of herbal bitterness. A light and refreshing beer, that is very easy to drink. There is a touch of dryness at the finish. Would make a nice summer beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean, dry and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (7229) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 27, 2011
500mL bottle, pours a clear golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma of poppy seeds, sort of a coconut-y note, bready malts and floral hops. Flavour of poppy seeds upfront, that same coconut-like note, sweet bready malts and feint hops. Nice touch with the poppy seeds, but nothing remarkable here.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thornecb (4539) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Pours bright gold into a shaker. Bright white head with medium retention recedes to skim surface. Sweet and sour honey aromas. Thin and sweet with grass and sour honey front to back.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (6267) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2011
On tap at Schouskjelleren. Clear gold, Beligan yeast aroma. Farily typical Belgian blond. The yeast character is there, sugar/honey, bitterness bordering on sourness in the background. Hard to do this better than Duvel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2362) - New York, USA - NOV 16, 2011
Cannned. Poured mild gold with serious head. Malty aroma, some florals. Ok

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slipstream (2076) - USA - NOV 13, 2011
Super frothy pour! 4 parts foam to 1 part liquid, and the glass gets well-laced. Fairly skanky aroma unfortunately, with a bit of floral scent. Pretty intense golden ale taste - it i hard to pick out the poppy seeds (pun intended), but there is clearly something interesting going on here. This could have some wheat in it. There is a bittersweet flavor and a dash of lemon peel in a flavorful medium weight ale. Good.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11642) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 7, 2011
16oz can. Small white head atop crystal clear apple juice body. Aroma is moderately sweet, candi sugar, some orange, light Belgian yeast. Taste is moderately sweet, candi sugar, some orange, light grain, cardamom, spice/yeast. Light-medium body, light stickiness, effervescence.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (11084) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2011
Can. Poured hazy yellow color with a large white frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium citrus and yeast aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet zing finish of moderate duration. Complex drinkable brew.


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